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Post 08/29/2016

August 29 Cowlitz fish report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 349 summer-run steelhead adults, 213 spring Chinook adults, 26 jacks, 11 mini-jacks, 87 fall Chinook adults, seven jacks, five cutthroat trout, one coho adult and one coho jack during five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 08/15/2016

Elwha, Nisqually rivers designated gene banks to protect wild steelhead

OLYMPIA –The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today designated the Nisqually and Elwha rivers as wild steelhead gene banks to help conserve wild steelhead populations.
Post 08/08/2016

Commission approves new combination license for anglers

OLYMPIA – Washington sport anglers soon will have two new options for fishing licenses after action taken by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting.
Post 07/05/2016

WDFW offers mid-season upgrades to fishing licenses

Olympia – From now through September, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering current freshwater or saltwater fishing license holders the opportunity to upgrade to a combination license for under $28.
Post 07/01/2016

July WDFW Weekender Report for SW Washington

Summer salmon fishing: The fishery for summer chinook salmon, sockeye salmon and steelhead continues through July 31 on the mainstem Columbia River from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the Hwy. 395 Bridge in Pasco. Anglers can keep any sockeye they catch, but only hatchery-raised chinook and steelhead with a clipped adipose fin may be retained.